EgyptAir’s first 787 flies


The first Boeing 787-9 destined for EgyptAir has completed its maiden flight from Boeing’s Everett facility, as it is prepared for delivery.


The aircraft is one of six Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered Dreamliners that the Egyptian flag carrier is taking on lease from AerCap, according to Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer database.


The aircraft will join EgyptAir’s existing widebody fleet, which comprises eight Airbus A330s and eight Boeing 777s.